Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
it an opportunity to have a vote like comprehensive immigration reform, which has passed the senate and would pass the house if the speaker would allow that bill to come to the floor. or the employment nondiscrimination act that would prohibit gays and lesbians from being discriminated against in hiring and in housing. it's absolutely essential that we let the house and the process, the democratic process work instead of the republican leadership, which only allows legislation to come to the floor if they have a majority of the majority. that's not what the founding fathers envisioned. it's why we are the do nothingist of do nothing congre congresses. the ball lies in the court of john boehner and allowing a tea party strangle hold to control the agenda. it's leaving so many people like immigrants and moms who are concerned about their children not being killed by guns twisting in the wind. >> debbie wasserman schultz, thanks very much. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. ♪ you know, ronny... folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy?
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
. if they worked a shorter schedule but got productive things passed like a farm bill, like immigration reform, like an increase in minimum wage i think that wouldn't be an issue how many days they are in. it's the fact they don't seem to be working and producing anything. i have great respect for senator hutchison, did a great job in the senate and is just the type of person we need back in the senate but i don't think it's a tough call on minimum wage. we can't let a single mom with two kids continue to earn the minimum wage when it hasn't, as you said, been adjusted for inflation since 1991. the chamber always says it's going to cost jobs but that's never the case. i raised the minimum wage in pennsylvania and we had three of the best job growth years after that that we've had in decades in pennsylvania. when president clinton raised the minimum wage, same cry but it didn't happen. i agree with senator hutchison, do a separate carveout for students paid at a lower wage as opposed to adults trying to protect themselves and their families, that makes sense. that's reasonable. there ought to b
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
the comprehensive immigration bill. >> what about iran. president rouhani gave an interview over the weekend basically saying iran has it right and will have the right to enrich uranium. he's pocketing that as something achieved from the negotiations not something decided in the final agreement six months from now. what about congress pushing -- certainly in the senate pushed by menendez, council on foreign relations impose sanctions or at least the threat of sanctions. where do you stand on that? the president is fight it tooth and nail. >> yes, andrea. two things. first of all, you know the expression right tonight rich is not in the agreement. it says you have to have a neutraly agreeable program. i think both would agree right to free speech dnd on being able to veto anything he said, you would not think that was a right to free speech. with respect to additional sanctions, we should be very careful. we need to tread very carefully here. the reason iran is at the table, the reason engaged in serious discussions, international community behind these sanctions have been effective. if partn